Bucks Lake Webcam

Jan
06
2015
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SAD JANUARY

Here we go again. For the last 9 years, January has been the driest winter month. A disturbing amount of black pavement is showing.

The forecast models are hinting at a pattern change around the 16th. Light some candles to the weather gods……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
31
2014
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BRRRRR!

Air temp: 21. Wind chill: 8……

The good thing, with the cold temperatures, the snow is holding up extremely well. There is actually very little pavement showing. We might get the next snow around the 5th or 6th, so it only needs to last a while longer. Meanwhile, the snow condition is surprisingly good.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
25
2014
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WISH WE GOT MORE

We got .35″ of rain. And then 2″ of quick snow. That’s it. As long as it stays cold, that will be enough to cover the thin spots until, hopefully, we get a little more. Lots of spaces available in the summit parking lot, and the road is just a little slick going up the hill.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
22
2014
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THE LATEST

So, here’s what we have. Over 15″ of rain so far in December has saturated the soil. Now, we have had about 24″ of total snow fall, and that has been groomed in to save it and smooth the roads. To be honest, the areas where snow gets thin, is thin. But that is no reason to stay away. The snow is THIN, not GONE. Next, we are looking for 3 – 6″ of snow late Christmas eve. And then it will turn colder and preserve that. Looking further into the holiday week, there are a couple of chances of light snow. We need more. Time to keep your fingers crossed.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
13
2014
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CABIN FEE ACT

For everyone who owns a Forest Service cabin, the CFA PASSED CONGRESS yesterday! That is the culmination of 7 years of hard work. I do not know what the immediate impact will be on fees, but by this time next year, we should be into our new, lower fees. Amen!

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
11
2014
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DEFINITELY SNOW

We have our answer. Even though it is only 34 degrees, it has been snowing since about 2 pm. The NWS now expects about 27″ total by this time tomorrow night. Great to see. For people, like us, who get their water from Thompson Lake, it is full, and overflowing, meaning it has risen over two feet in the last 10 days. If this will only just continue…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
11
2014
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SNOW? RAIN?

The forecast models are now all over the place. The latest NWS forecast says about 10″ tonight, with another couple on Friday. That is half the prediction of yesterday. It all depends on when the cold air reaches us. I bet the forecast will change frequently over the next couple of days.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
09
2014
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MORE SNOW?

The Weather Service has changed their forecast once again. They now predict about 10″ of snow late Thursday, followed by another 4″ early Friday. That would be great if it happens. Fingers crossed……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
08
2014
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WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY STORM

I have looked at a number of forecast models, and all of them call for significant precipitation later this week. However, at Bucks, somewhere between all and most of it will still be rain. The models don’t show a snow level at or below Bucks until late on Friday, at the tail end of the storm. My guess is something like 6″ is possible. It all depends on when the cold air arrives. The upper elevations in the area are really going to get hammered. And don’t be too surprised if our rain gauge shows multiple inches of rain.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
02
2014
0

WEB CAM FIXED

Yes, the web cam is back on line. A reminder for viewing it. You can make the picture larger and/or shrink it back down. You do not lose any detail, since the picture is HD.

In Windows, hold Ctrl and click + (or -). In Apple, hold Command and click + or -. You can do that as many times as you want, even to full screen.

Total rainfall for November was 4.77″ Now, for some snow……

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